Last month I went to Rogers to listen to Eric Musselman speak at a leadership summit. It was an insightful half hour and terrific glimpse inside the mind of the man who has quickly brought Arkansas basketball back onto the national scene:
Great article Scottie!!
great quote. . …
“In the Power 5, I’m probably as low on experience as anybody. That’s in college,” he said. “Now, experience coaching against Phil Jackson and Pat Riley and those dudes, nobody in college has done that with the exception of a few people. When (Arkansas athletics director) Hunter (Yurachek) was like, ‘How do you feel about coaching against Rick Barnes or John Calipari?’ I was like, ‘I used to look down and Phil Jackson was down there, and Pat Riley.’
“I’m not going to fear an SEC coach, I can promise you that.”
Still blows my mind that so many schools passed on him and he was available for us.
Maybe other schools didn’t pass on him, but rather he waited for the right fit for himself and his family. Muss knows very well the history and tradition of this program. This is a top 10 job, and Muss knows it.
You are 100 % right Jeremy
This is a great read! I shared it with our leadership development group this afternoon. Authenticity is so important!
Jeremy, you explained the true essence of Muss. All his coaching experience enabled him to see through the fog of nearly 20 years of mediocrity by Razorback Basketball. He knew that Arkansas job was a great opportunity and he has been wildly successful. He has silenced all the national pundits who considered Arkansas as a second or lower tier job.
Yep, it was a great article and that very last line says it all. Awesome.
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